Change in scaling tool worst decision ever

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This conversation has been merged. Please reference the main conversation: Photoshop CC 2019: Transform/Resize is constrained by default - Want ability to go back to legacy behavior

Title says it all. Is Photoshop a tool for professionals or for the average Joe who wants to crop a holiday picture? Please pick a side because these kind of decisions piss me off.

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Rui Hupe

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Posted 11 months ago

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Or at least PLEASE give us an option to revert to the "legacy" behavior.  This is not unlike the last time you did a major change to the crop interface maybe a decade (?) ago.   At that time you trying to bring Photoshop's crop more in sync with the way Lightroom crops.  It took a while for long time users of the previous method to learn new skills.  In the meantime we HAD to get work out promptly.  I've been a Photoshop user since v2.0.  Some habits are firmly stamped in my brain now.
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To revert to the legacy transform behavior, do the following:

1.    Use Notepad (Windows) or a text editor on Mac OS to create a plain text file (.txt).

2.    Type the text below in the text file:
TransformProportionalScale 0

3.    Save the file as "PSUserConfig.txt" to your Photoshop settings folder:

·         Windows: [Installation Drive]:\Users\[User Name]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2019\Adobe Photoshop CC 2019 Settings\

·         macOS: //Users/[User Name]/Library/Preferences/Adobe Photoshop CC 2019 Settings/

This was posted by an MVP, but I can’t find the original post.

Think about this: Only Adobe knows for sure how many Photoshop users there are in the world.

I've heard estimates as high as 12M.

Regardless of the number, pro users represent such a small portion of the total.

With that in mind, how important are we?

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May I know what changed in Crop Tool from CC 2018 to CC 2019?

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